Gore also sold crayons in sets and canvas for portrait painting in half-length cloths, kit-kat and three-quarters length.
The origin and early history of the kit-kat Club is obscure.
He himself had tried to be a poet, and in 1703 wrote verses for the toasting-cups of the kit-kat.
Why did you hang that kit-kat of yourself behind the door, Haward?
This he did in 1719, and the poor and the kit-kat must both have felt his loss.
Addison must have been past forty when he became a member of the kit-kat.
A place among the exclusives of the kit-kat was only the just reward of such attainments, and he had it.
If the conversation of the kit-kat was anything like that in this member's comedies, it must have been highly edifying.
His was probably the purest character among those of all the members of the kit-kat.
At the kit-kat he once stayed to drink long after he had said that he must be off to see his patients.
club founded by Whig politicians in London, 1703; so called from Christopher ("Kit") Catling, keeper of the tavern on Shire Lane, near Temple Bar, in which the club first met. Meaning "a size of portrait less than half length" (1754), supposedly is because the dining room in which portraits of club members hung was too low for half-length portraits.